The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Committee is responsible for planning programs to develop economic growth in the region. The result of this planning process is the Southern Alleghenies Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS).
The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) results from continuous planning for economic development.
The CEDS relies on broad-based and diverse community participation. It contains:
The CEDS Committee is the principal facilitator for economic development planning and implementation, responsible for developing, updating, or replacing a strategy.
The Committee represents all major interests of the region to ensure that viewpoints from all components of the community are considered and to take advantage of local skills and resources when developing and implementing programs:
The CEDS Committee meets annually to review and prioritize economic development projects, and Special meetings are held as necessary to update the CEDS priorities and to participate with other SAP&DC committees, such as regional transportation, land use, and individual projects and programs related to economic development.
CEDS Committee Members
Mr. Michael Keating
|Ms. Beth Futrick
Cherry Hill Farm
Mr. Marty Malone
Joseph P. Lehman, Inc.
Mr. Larry Myers
Mr. Hank Parke
Somerset Trust Company
Mr. Matthew Price
Huntingdon Co. Convention and Visitors Bureau
Mr. Robert Kutz
Blair-Bedford Central Labor Council